Noida:The plan for the second airport in the NCR region is back on the track. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has revived the proposal for Jewar International Airport in Delhi-NCR’s Greater Noida. According to reports, the chief minister asked senior officers to take up with the Centre the issues concerning the construction of Jewar International Airport.
Union minister of state for culture and tourism (independent charge) and Gautam Budh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma who had been favouring the Jewar International project had recently met the chief minister. The idea of an airport in Greater Noida was first mooted by then UP chief minister Rajnath Singh. Mayawati-led BSP government also pushed for the Jewar International Airport.
The SP government, however, preferred an international airport in Agra and considered Saifai (SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s native village) as one of the options.
Adityanath gave directions to senior officers of infrastructure and industry development department during the presentations made to him on late Thursday evening. “Chief Minister has asked officers to push for construction of an international airport at Jewar. He has also asked the officers to explore the Agra option,” said a senior officer. About the Agra-Lucknow expressway, the chief minister asked the officers to get the work completed at the earliest